On December 1, 1853, John Burnham was attempted to cross the aqueduct on the side without rails, slipped on the ice, and fell 20 or 25 feet to his death upon the rocks below.
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Plan a visit to the Little Falls Historical Society Museum on your list of fun activities during Christmas in Little Falls from December 8-10.
I sat by the window on the night of September 29th watching the last of four Super Full Moons when random memories ran through my mind.
On November 1, 1891, forty-eight Italians arrived in Little Falls from Buffalo to work on the Little Falls–Dolgeville Railroad.
Most people usually don’t have an elephant attend a family member’s funeral, but then most other families didn’t have a grandfather who loved the circus the way Milo Smith did.
Jonathan Burrell and his family were influential in making Little Falls the cheese capital of the United States and beyond.
DID YOU KNOW…Xerxes Willard wrote articles on the activities of the cheese industry at Little Falls, for the Utica Morning Herald & Daily Gazette, which were read by cheese producers, buying agents and merchants, eventually leading to Little Falls becoming the hub for the Cheese Market?
It all began sometime in the early-2000s in the mind and heart of deceased former City Historian Edwin Vogt.
“Uncle Archie, can you make me disappear?” I asked. “Yes,” he said, “Go in the other room.” I was expecting something like levitation.
In 1944 I took my first train ride – all the way to Utica, NY. Having lived in Little Falls all my life, some of it on West Main Street at the foot of Glen Avenue, I knew about the railroad.